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Democrats Trail by 7 Points

Posted on | May 19, 2014 | 25 Comments

A new poll by Politico shows that ObamaCare is a loser for Democrats in key congressional races, with Republicans holding a 7-point edge less than six months before the November mid-term elections.

Of course, six months is a lifetime in politics, and there’s no telling what the situation will look like on the first Tuesday in November, but still, the GOP is clearly favored to gain seats this fall, both sides know it, and the general unpopularity of ObamaCare is a key reason why. This factor helps explain why Georgia Democrat Michelle Nunn can’t give voters a straight answer about ObamaCare.



  • Kirby McCain

    Democrats? Straight answers? That does not compute. Danger Will Robinson, Danger!

  • ericdondero

    Nunn is toast. She was the Dems best shot of taking a GOP seat.

    I’m now predicting GOP Senate majority 56 to 57, with Angus King caucusing with GOP making it closer to 59, and if Manchin switches parties, could be 60.

  • WarEagle82

    So the GOP is up by a significant margin. So what?

    Never underestimate the ability of eGOP (or VichyGOP) to squander any potential victory. They have been snatching defeat from the jaws of victory for decades now.

    And even worse, if they should somehow fail to lose in 2014, they will surely never make any significant changes to how America is governed. Because the VichGOP simply can’t bear to do so.

    Remember the old joke. “Question: What is the difference between John Gotti and George H. W. Bush? Answer: John Gotti has a least one conviction./“

  • RS

    The fact that the Dems have failed to even try to remedy any of the legion of problems to try to save themselves indicates that there may be something truly nefarious planned. See, e.g. this tidbit via Ace.

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  • Evi L. Bloggerlady

    I think there is a reasonably high probability that Obama tries a mass amnesty at the end of his term. He can just grant some sort of blanket amnesty (like Carter did with Vietnam deserters). They won’t risk it now, it is the nuclear option on immigration, but they may very likely do it.

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  • bittman

    All of the Democrats who voted to pass Obamacare fully deserve to lose in the 2014 elections. They lied to the American people about the number of uninsured people; they lied to the American people when they told us that we could keep our healthcare plans, our doctors, and when they told us our costs would go down $2,500. They also lied about it costing less than $1 trillion– its cost has already doubled since it was passed. Lastly, they lied when they insisted there is no Death Panel in Obamacare.

  • Jeff Edelman

    With all the failures, corruption, attacks on job creation and businesses, voter suppression, lies, deceit, scandals, anti-America actions of this regime and it’s just 7 percent? Mortifying! Absolutely mortifying!

  • Kirby McCain

    The Friday before Perdue beat Barnes for governor in Georgia the AJC released a poll showing Barnes up by five. The GOP maybe up more than seven.

  • K-Bob

    So, basically, if we don’t get control of voter fraud, it’s not a significant difference.

  • Adjoran

    All he can do is grant amnesty for past crimes. He can’t make them legal that way.

  • Adjoran

    The generic congressional ballot is historically slanted to the Democratic side. Republicans have tended to out-perform their poll rating by 3-4% in midterms and 2% in Presidential elections over the years. It seems there is a small but significant bloc of voters who would prefer to vote Democratic, but won’t vote for some of the individual candidates.

    Even in 1994, we didn’t have a lead in the generic ballot until 30 days from the election (the last such poll). In 2010, we led pretty consistently from March, on. Wasn’t that when they passed ObamaCare?

    The RCP average for the last 30 days is Democrats +0.6%, which translates to us up about 3% in reality if current trends hold, which they won’t. If the Veterans’ scandal continues to be bungled by Obama, he could get even more unpopular in the next 24 weeks.

  • Evi L. Bloggerlady

    Yeah, past crimes of millions of illegals. He can make them legal, or create a legal mess of epic proportions. He wants a legacy and that would certainly give him one.


    That just shows you what an effective shield skin pigment is.

  • Wombat_socho

    If it’s not close, they can’t cheat. Run the table on the bastards, and crush them like the miserable scum they are.

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  • Patrick Carroll

    Nunn fails to mention her Democratic affiliation in 100% of her TV ads.

    Obamacare is toxic in Georgia. “Democrat” is just as toxic.

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